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Prostate Cancer PSA, Hurray! by Rabbi Ed . Posted Tue 12 May 2009 6:15pm Yesterday I happened to have glanced at the February 5th edition of the  Prostate Cancer Treatment Report. It addressed a study on the value of the PC3 test for determining if a man might have prostate cancer . Here's my response to that report: The PSA test cannot by itself determine prostate cancer. It only indicates the possibility of pr ... Read on »
Prostate Cancer Foundation Announces Availability of 3 Marker Urine Test For Prostate Cancer, More Specific Than PSA Test Alone by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 25 Sep 2013 6:06pm The MiPS test as you can read in the press release combines the best of two worlds for greater accuracy and as stated will save a lot men having to go through the dreaded biopsy procedure if the doctor can determine if the tumor is low or a high risk.  Nobody like a biopsy and thus any tests with any areas of cancer like this would be greatly a ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Blood Test for Prostate Cancer For Men With PSA Levels Just Above Normal Range by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 27 Jun 2012 12:21pm Perhaps this will add some additional definitive information on the PSA testing which has been in the news frequently for discussion as to whether it should be used for screening or not.  This test appears to add some additional decision making information if any actions or treatments are needed/discussed.  Last year at UCLA a new PSA testing f ... Read on »
Screening for Prostate Cancer w/PSA: What's Our Goal? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 15 Mar 2012 3:00am " In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes ."  Benjamin Franklin Check out USA Today .  The prostate specific antigen (PSA) controversy continues .  Before you pummel me with virtual tomatoes, let's agree to something:  no one is immortal.  In other words, we're all going to die eventually.  The problem then ... Read on »
USPSTF vs ACP vs AUA: Alphabet Soup re Prostate Cancer Screening w/PSA by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 10 May 2013 3:00am Want to see a bunch of physicians get in a fight?  Ask them for their opinion regarding screening for prostate cancer, especially their views regarding use of prostate specific antigen.   Exactly a year ago, the US Preventive Services Task Force came out against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer in all men, regardless of age .  I led ... Read on »
PSA and Prostate Cancer Screening Doubts by Dr. Zagreus Ammon Medical Doctor Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:10pm I once asked a urologist what he thought about universal screening for prostate cancer by framing the question in very personal terms. I asked him about letting a doctor's finger to approach him. His answer: "Keep the finger away from me." This was in 1989. And nothing has changed. The Post reports on the USPSTF revision to PSA screenin ... Read on »
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: PSA screening reduces mortality by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 16 Mar 2012 6:08am A study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that prostatic-specific antigenA substance that prompts the immune system to fight infection with antibodies. testing, or PSAAn abbreviation for prostate-specific antigen, an enzyme that is produced by the prosta ... Read on »
USPSTF Recommends Against PSA for Prostate Cancer Screening by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 22 May 2012 3:00am Wow!  If you want to start an argument in polite company, add PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening for prostate cancer to the list of topics (politics & religion) not to be discussed in polite company.  And if you want to make yourself unpopular, advocate against PSA screening for prostate cancer as the US Preventive Services Task Fo ... Read on »
Solid Advice for Older Men Regarding PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Sep 2010 12:00am PSA screening for prostate cancer, like cats, seems to have nine lives. Researchers and clinicians are always bemoaning the shortcomings of this test but it won't go away because there are no better substitutes and because of its familiarity. Moreover, new research continues to demonstrate new uses for the test. A recent article is a ... Read on »
Prostate Cancer Recurrence or PSA - How Low Can You Go? by Rabbi Ed . Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 12:00am I went through a robotics prostatectomy about 1 ½ years ago. Recently my PSA score climbed from .001 to .009.  Does that mean my prostate cancer is coming back?     --I.R. : Only the prostate or prostate cells that might have escaped from your prostate after surgery can produce prostate-spec ... Read on »